Concepcion
Ong, Concepcion Mateo, a 34 year resident of the South Bay, passed away on Friday, February 1, 2008 in Torrance. Born in the Philippines, Concepcion was 65 when she died. Concepcion was a member of St. Philomena Catholic Church. She served as the office manager for Dr. Gilberto S. Ong for 22 years in Carson and Lomita. Concepcion spent most of her time running her family household as a wife and mother and enjoyed television in her spare time. She is survived by Son, Geoffrey Ong of Torrance, CA; Son, Gerald Ong of Torrance, CA; and one sister and one brother. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Alfredo and Teofista Mateo, and her Husband of 34 years, Gilberto Ong. A gathering of family & friends will be held at White & Day Colonial Mortuary in Redondo Beach on Thursday February 7, 2008 from 4 to 8pm, and at Rice Mortuary in Torrance on Friday February 8 from 4 to 10pm. A Rosary Service will be held on Friday at 7pm. Mass will be held at St. Philomena Catholic Church in Carson on Saturday February 9 at 8:45am. Burial will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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  1. Dear Geoff and Gerald: Our deepest condolences. How we wish we were there during the last breath of her life, but you know it€™s so hard for me to travel due to my poor health. Am so helpless but to scream and cry. Am so lucky thou that I was able to bid farewell to my beloved sister thru the phone. She left us without pain and I am sure she€™s happy now with your dad. I wish that both of you will be strong to face the future and be more closer to each other. Someday we€™ll see each other again if God permits. Bye now and just feel my presence. God Bless€ From Tita Ebeng, Tito Greg, Erik, Chanelle, Titine & Gary & Patrick.

  2. Geoff, Gerald and family. I’m sorry that you have to endure another loss. Your mother as well as your father always opened their hearts and home to your friends like me and always made us feel like fellow siblings. We strive to make up the perfect superhero when the true heroes in life are the parents who let us grow up with our vivid imaginations and encouraged us to live our dreams. I will cherish being able to share fireworks, BBQ’s and Laker games with your family. Matt and Deborah

  3. A poem for my beloved Ate Cita… God looked around His garden And He found an empty place, He then looked down upon His earth And saw your tired face. He put His arms around you And lifted you to rest, God’s garden must be beautiful He always takes the best. He knew that you were suffering He knew that you were in pain, He knew that you would never Get well on earth again. God saw the road was getting rough, So He closed your weary eyelids And whispered “Peace be Thine”. It broke our hearts to lose you But you did not go alone, For part of us went with you The day God called you home.

  4. We are the cousins closer in age, my siblings and yours, that we spent many years together in our childhood days. There are so much memories but the ones that stand out most are the times when we would gather and sing at the top of our voices, “Oh how lovely is the evening, is…” in harmony. Oh, how lovely is the life you led! as a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, a cousin, a friend. I lit a candle at our church for you last Sunday, said a prayer, shed a tear, bid you farewell. Geoff and Gerald will be alright, don’t worry, because you have raised them well.

  5. My deepest condolences for you both. I know it’s going to be tough after this but you’ll be fine. Remember that we’re always here for you, just one airplane away, it’s not that far. Maybe it’s time that you visit us and have a fresh start. Well, I know you guys are strong; I know that you guys can make it through trials and tribulations, but do not forget to lean on to God. We’ll be praying for you. Love you guys.

  6. Geoff and Gerald, Our condolences to you, All of you are forever in our heart and in our prayers… Oliver, May and Tristan

  7. I know that you guys are hurting and really missing Tita and there’s only one thing that comforts us those who are grieving, that she’s with God and of course Tito Sonny now. Just want to say that though we’re far apart, we’re always here for you and can depend on. But it’s really God that you should hold on and rely on coz his love and grace are boundless. I love you guys and sana maisip nyong magbakasyon dito sa Manila so you’d feel refresh and ready to face the future.

  8. I am one of Chit’s cousins who used to visit her and family in the 1980’s. Our mothers are close cousins. I lived in Canada for awhile then decided to go back to the Philippines. I heard of Chit’s demise from Leo and Terry Bautista of Scarborough, Ontario. I, together with my brothers and sisters, are sending our condolences to the 2 sons Jeffy and Gerald and will pray for Chit’s soul.

  9. Being loved by family is a birthright but being loved by a stranger is special. Geoff, Gerald, your mom is one gem of a friend. In 2004 when she heard that we were going to OC for my niece€™s wedding, she would not hear of us staying anywhere else but with you. This inspite the fact that there was illness in the family, a fact that made me very uneasy fearing we would be a burden to your parents. This feeling disappeared as soon as we reached your house, your parents were the most hospitable couple I have ever met. On the day of the wedding, your mom helped me dress up, combed my hair, and aided me with the clasp of my necklace, and then she made me turn around so she could see if my dress fitted and where it didn€™t she put pins to hitch it up. She was like a doting mother on prom night and yet there I was , all 58 years of me! I have four older sisters, but on that day I found a fifth one, a special gift!

  10. Dear Jeff and Gerald, Our deepest condolences on the passing of your beloved Mom. We are one with you in praying for the eternal repose of her soul. Gary, Patrick, and I, along with Tita Ebs, Tito Greg, Erik, and Chanelle, are here for you, in spite of the distance between us, we are just a phone call, an email, or a YM away. May God bless you and guide you in this new stage in your lives. Love and Prayers, Ate Titine, Kuya Gary, and Patrick

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